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Daily Archives : May 20, 2010

CW Plots 2010-11 Schedule With Three New Series During Upfront 2010

There will be three new series on the CW for 2010, "Nikita," "Hellcats" and "Plain Jane," while "Melrose Place," "Fly Girls" and "High Society" are officially canceled, reports TVSquad.com. In addition, returning series are moving: "90210" and "One Tree Hill" are changing…

Parents Television Council Objects to CBS’ New $#*! Sitcom

 The Parents Television Council is upset with CBS over the new series it ordered for the fall schedule, "$#*! My Dad Says," reports B&C. The name of the show is based on one man’s Twitter account which was called "Shit My…

Style Network and Spice Girl Make a Deal

Scary Spice, Mel B, one of the originals from the Spice Girl music group, has signed on with the Style Network for a new show called "The Mel B Project," according to the Hollywood Reporter. There will be 10 episodes of…

Fuchs Joins Starz to Oversee ‘Camelot’

Veteran Hollywood producer Fred Fuchs, whose credits include "The Godfather, Part III," has left the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to oversee the new version of Take 5’s "Camelot" for Starz Entertainment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "Camelot" will be filmed in…

VH1 Books Two New Shows for the Summer

There will be two new reality shows joining the VH1 line-up this summer, "You’re Cut Off" and "Bridal Bootcamp," the network announced today. In the latter, overweight brides who are gearing up to look gorgeous on the wedding day are…

Veteran ‘Law & Order’ Exec to Helm New Spin-Off

Rene Balcer, an experienced producer of NBC’s "Law & Order," has been signed as the showrunner of "Law & Order: LA," the latest Dick Wolf spin-off, reports Deadline.com. Balcer began his "L&O" tenure as a writer on the mother ship, moving…

Emmy Board of Governors Rule on ‘Lost’ Eligibility

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has determined that the extra long finale of ABC’s "Lost" will be eligible for submission in the Outstanding Primetime Drama Series category, reports B&C. On Sunday, May 23, ABC will broadcast the two-and-a-half hour…

With ‘Law & Order’ on the Way Out, ‘The Good Wife’ Steps in as Employer of Local NYC Talent

One of the enjoyable facets of "Law & Order" is spotting well-known New York theater actors slipping into a television role. But now that the show is wrapping up its final season on NBC, another network program is stepping up…

Current TV’s Laura Ling Tells Oprah She Confessed While in N. Korean Prison

In an interview Tuesday with Oprah Winfrey, Current TV journalist Laura Ling said she confessed to North Korean interrogators that she was trying to overthrow their government, the Associated Press reports.  "I knew that that was the confession they wanted…

With O’Brien in Line-up, Turner Wants More Money from Advertisers

The pitch from Turner Broadcasting’s upfront presentation was that its two entertainment channels, TNT and TBS, deserve the same treatment as the top broadcasters, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.  "The playing field has leveled,” said Turner Entertainment…